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New! Real time WA7LNW CW Skimmer spots are now available. Receiving site located at the UTC Aerospace Systems, Hurricane Mesa Test Facility, a supersonic research and development facilty located near Zion National Park, Utah, elevation 5300 ft.

CW Skimmer equipment: QuickSilver QS1R software defined receiver, Clifton 11 db preamplifier, Cushcraft R-7 Vertical antenna and HP quad processor computer connected to wireless high speed internet link. WA7LNW CW Skimmer is receiving Amateur Radio stations calling CQ in CW mode on 7 HF frequency bands simultaniously within a 97 Khz bandwidth. Call signs are decoded and uploaded to the Reverse Beacon Network website.


Cool map option:click on "options - show / hide" and select map "show" to display stations on world map. Great feature and fun to watch radio propagation changing throughout the day.


CW Skimmer antenna is located at edge overlooking the Virgin River Valley, 1,200 ft. below.


* * * * 10 Meter CW Propagation Beacon ON THE AIR * * * *

Beacon transmitting on 28.288 Mhz, 24 hour operation

Transmitter: Radio Shack HTX-100 @ 5 Watts

Antenna: Solarcon A-99, 10 Meter Vertical (mounted on rock ledge 1,200 ft above valley floor)

Keyer: United Micro XT-4 Beacon Keyer

Beacon Message:

"(5 sec. key down carrier) WA7LNW/B 5W DM37 QTH UT QSL INFO QRZ.COM 73"

Please e-mail your signal report to: (wa7lnw "at" gmail "dot" com).

The WA7LNW/B 10 meter CW propagation beacon is now located at the Hurricane Mesa Supersonic Research and Test Facility located on top a remote mesa (elevation 5,300 ft) 8 miles west of Zion National Park in southwestern Utah.





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General Information:

First licensed as WN7LNW (Novice) in January 1969 in Phoenix, Arizona and currently a holder of a Extra Class license. I prefer to operate CW and RTTY modes.

My station consists of Elecraft K-3 serial # 3465, HF remote Kenwood TS-480SAT, FT-1000MP, Kenwood TS-440S/AT, assorted homebrew QRP transceivers, Ameritron AL-80B, Alpha 76A amplifier. Antenna system is a 2 element, 5 band HEX beam at 82 ft. and variety of wire antennas.

You can usually find me on 160 meters during the ARRL and CQWW 160 meter contests ever winter. Operate these contests portable from the Test Facility using various 160antennas and NE/SW and NW/SE beverage receiving antennas.

Enjoy building battery operated QRP radios and taking them on hikes into the near by National Parks on weekends and during QRP contests.

Built a Elecraft K-2 QRP transceiver, serial #660, giving me both SSB and CW QRP capability. Often take my K-2 or NorCal 40A transceivers into the field or mobile in both winter and summer months to operate QRP battery power. Also built RockMite and SMK-1 QRPp 40 meter transceivers.

If you hear me on the air operating WA7LNW/QRP please give me a call.

Occupation: Manager, Hurricane Mesa Test Facility. 6,500 acre supersonic ejection seat test track facility owned and operated by UTC Aerospace Systems to develop, improve and test aerospace escape systems.


Captain Chris Stricklin ejects from his F-16 in an ACES-II ejection seat at an Idaho airshow on September 14, 2003


Good DXing!

73's de Jack, WA7LNW

P.S. Those wishing a QSL card from WA7LNW, please send your QSL Direct with an SASE to:

Jack Reed, WA7LNW -- 2902 E. Slick Rock Rd. -- Washington, UT 84780 -- U.S.A.

and via LOTW within 30 days of our QSO.

Thank You!

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